My hands are freakishly small and fundamentally unattractive, not helped by my cuticle-picking habit. It also means no standard-sized bangles fit me, because they are made with standard-sized hands in mind and they slide straight off my wrists and over my hands. This is a terrible shame because I have always had dreams of wearing one or two slim gold bangles, tinkling gently together, which might slide out of the way while I am typing and then not slop back over my hand and directly on to the floor while I’m doing something else. I admire but don’t understand women who wear a lot of heavy bangles and bracelets all up one wrist. Even the thought of it makes me feel really claustrophobic. But then you know what a fiend I am about accessories.
Then I remembered: Etsy! On there is a shop called SpeckledHeart, which makes gold bangles in all different sizes. So I ordered two, which were reassuringly expensive at £85 for the pair and arrived within a week. Long-time readers of the Spike will recall that I believe a fundamental building block of any wardrobe is a pair of medium-sized gold hoop earrings – I think these bangles might be just as key. They just add a tiny flash and tinkle to any outfit that turns it from ordinary to finished. And now you can get them in all sizes, there’s no excuse.